Tokyo motor show 2019 preview: A-Z of the cars to watch out for

Published: 23 October 2019

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The Tokyo motor show 2019 is underway in Japan and on this page we round up the key new cars, world debuts, launches and other big news you need to know about from the flagship Japanese auto show.

It’s the 46th biennial Tokyo car show and CAR magazine is reporting live from the show floor as the covers slide off a host of new cars. It’s not as big as the major European shows, but it draws more than its fair share of new metal from the domestic Japanese car manufacturers, as you’d expect. 

The Tokyo motor show opens to the public on Thursday 24 October and runs until 4 November 2019. This year’s theme is Open Future, looking at new ways that cars, vans and motorbikes will fit in to tomorrow’s world – and the site has expanded from its regular Tokyo Big Sight berth to include the Aomi area next door.

Click on the links below to read our full stories on all the new cars and concepts at the show. And be sure to keep coming back, as we’re constantly updating these pages!

Tokyo motor show preview 2019

Every new car at the 2019 Tokyo motor show: an A-Z preview guide

Copen GR Sport  
Hands up who misses the Copen? The Gazoo Racing version looks ace! 

Jazz  Okay, so it’s the Japanese-market Fit, but the next Jazz is an interesting hybrid

LF-30 concept  
Nww all-electric Lexus adds a dash of the future to Tokyo

MX-30 EV (below)  
An important electric crossover launch from Mazda at the 2019 Tokyo motor show

Mitsubishi Mi-Tech concept car: Tokyo motor show 2019

Mi-Tech concept 
An electric dune buggy from Mitsu? Expect a PHEV with a difference 
Super Height K-Wagon concept  Looks like another tallboy for Tokyo. More details soon! 

IMk concept  
A Cube for a new era? This new concept is certainly thinking outside the box
Ariya A near-production crossover, and the second EV from Nissan after the Leaf 

New second-generation Grovel-backwards estate is due at the Tokyo auto show
WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition  
Yet another run-out Scooby? Gold wheels and blue paint evocative livery 

The Suzuki Waku Spo concept is another highlight from the 2019 Tokyo car show

Waku Spo concept (above)  
A retro two-seater saloon with cutesy styling and a dose of charming character 
Hanare concept  Apparently named after a detached cottage, this is a lounge on wheels like no other 

We’ve just seen the European car – and the Japanese-spec vehicle will be in Tokyo 
Mirai (below)  Look ahead to second-generation, much slinkier hydrogen fuel-cell pioneer
Ultra-Compact BEV  A tiny city car with a 62-mile e-range – perfect for crowded cities 
LQ Concept  Radical autonomous car with Level 4 driverless skills reworks 2017 concept 
e-Palette  Next-gen electric pod for urban transport – and you’ll find find them at 2020 Olympics 

New Toyota Mirai hydrogen car at the 2019 Tokyo motor show

This list will swell throughout the show – we’ll be adding new cars to our Tokyo motor show guide regularly, so come back for more updates soon.

Our review of the 2017 Tokyo motor show: full show report and summary

Practical information about the Tokyo motor show 2019

Where is the Tokyo auto show held?  Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre, 3 Chome-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo 135 0063, Japan
When is the Tokyo motor show?  24 October – 4 November 2019
Opening times: 10.00am-8.00pm every day
How much are Tokyo motor show 2019 tickets?  Adults from 1000 yen (after 4pm tickets), concessions from 400 yen
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